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Martial Arts Inspiring Story - Tim Thompson - Ryoshin-Kan Karate

The Champion Spirit is inside all of us

Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team were established in 1980 by Sensei Tim Thompson. Ryoshin-Kan Karate School offers the Best Martial Arts Instruction to both Adults and Youth Seven Days a Week. Students are taught Martial Arts classes, both Sport and Traditional, in Karate-Do (empty hand defense), Kobudo (weapons), Kenjitsu (sword), Goshinjitsu (self-defense) and Tameshiwari (Breaking). Ryoshin-Kan also offers youth Karate Camps in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team from the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School is A World Class Karate Show Team that is Rated Number One and they performed Karate Shows at Professional & College Halftimes, Festivals, Tournaments and Special Events. Team Dragon Force has won 16 World & National Martial Arts Championships as well as being awarded ''Best National Karate Team of the Year'' and they starred in the children's action/adventure movie ''The Adventures of Dragon Force.'' Team Dragon Force Rocked the America's got Talent TV Show Audition and the Hampton Roads TV Show on WAVY 10 with Awesome Karate Performances.

All Students are encouraged to develop a strong Champion Spirit that is inside all of us. It just needs to be exercised. To be a champion is not a simple matter of just wishing to become one. It is an endless commitment, sometimes lasting a lifetime. Nobody is born a champion, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average person. It is up to you to make yourself into one or the other. It starts with courage.

Aristotle said that ''Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.''

Following closely behind Courage is Perseverance, and it is the Key element that simply means to never quit. Remember that anyone can quit. Commitment + Hard Work + Positive Spirit = Success. Optimi Optimorum = Best of the Best. These are the trademarks of True Champions and the Goals of every Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Student.

Both the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and Dragon Force Demo Team were established in 1980 by their Founder and Chief Instructor, Sensei Tim Thompson. He is an 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master, 5 Times Hall of Famer, Retired Decorated Navy Commander, World and National Karate Champion.


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Tim Thompson
Ryoshin-Kan Karate
Virgina Beach VA 23452
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